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Hello from President Margaret VanCamp
Many of us have a day or two of free time coming up for Easter or Spring Break. Please use some of this time to do three things:
1. Enter your BFLs in the 2016 National Show at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 7-8. You can enter them online in a fairly straight-forward process at http://sheepandwool.org/online-registration-instructions/ You have to do this by April 1st, so don’t delay!!!
2. Get a room booked at the host hotel, Columbia Courtyard, an easy 15 min from the Fairgrounds. We got a great rate of $89 per night, (reg price $120) so don’t put off making your reservation if you want to get one of the seven rooms remaining in our block. These room will be released on April 15.
3. Register your 2016 lambs. If they are not registered before you enter the show, don’t worry—they just need to be registered by the date of the show.
A little known fact: you can enter more than two sheep in a class, and even show more than two in the class…you just have to accept the fact that you will not get a premium for that placing (if it places in the money.) However, as a show entry it can be in your pens and someone might want to buy it. If you don’t want to show more than two, you just scratch it when you check in. There are always lots of buyers at MSWF.
We have a great local restaurant picked out for the BFL dinner – Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join us. We want to see you whether you bring sheep or not, so please plan on it!